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5.0 classic
Autechre L-event
bansheebeat Spiral Power
Dry Satire Demo
Friendzone DX
Janelle Monae The ArchAndroid
Janelle Monae The Electric Lady
Kanye West Yeezus
Kim Jung Mi Now
Love Forever Changes
Luxury Elite With Love
Saves the Day Stay What You Are
Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life
Sweet Trip Velocity : Design : Comfort
Talking Heads Remain in Light
The Beach Boys Pet Sounds
The Graduate Only Every Time
The Hyacinth Act Our Naivety
The Wrens The Meadowlands
The Zombies Odessey and Oracle
Ulver Bergtatt - Et eeventyr i 5 capitler
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan Uzu

4.5 superb
Antonin Dvorak Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, B. 178
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Chansey Serene Grace
Douji Morita A Boy
Electric Wizard Dopethrone
Electric Wizard Come My Fanatics...
EMEFE Good Future
Fugazi The Argument
Gospel The Moon Is a Dead World
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence
Massive Attack Mezzanine
Positive Noise Heart of Darkness
Public Image Ltd. First Issue
Sweet Trip You Will Never Know Why
Taylor Swift Speak Now
The Beatles Revolver
The Feelies Crazy Rhythms
Third Eye Blind Third Eye Blind
UGK Ridin' Dirty
UGK Super Tight...
Ulver Perdition City
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan YT//ST

4.0 excellent
1989 1989
Antonio Vivaldi The Four Seasons
Arizmenda Within the Vacuum of Infinity...
Atheist Unquestionable Presence
Bearded Gypsy Band Live at the Wheatsheaf Hotel
Black Sabbath Paranoid
Black Sabbath Black Sabbath
Blue Cheer Vincebus Eruptum
Boris Boris At Last -Feedbacker-
Burial Untrue
Converge Jane Doe
Cowshed Records Dark Side of Pop
Cryptopsy None So Vile
D'Angelo Voodoo
Daft Punk Discovery
Darkthrone Transilvanian Hunger
Deafheaven Sunbather
Descendents Milo Goes to College
Dystopia Human = Garbage
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP
Eminem The Slim Shady LP
Fleetwood Mac Rumours
Fleetwood Mac Then Play On
Flying Lotus Cosmogramma
Fugazi In on the Kill Taker
Fugazi 13 Songs
Fugazi Repeater
Fugazi Red Medicine
Gang of Four Entertainment!
Genesis Selling England by the Pound
Geto Boys The Geto Boys
Goodie Mob Soul Food
Gorillaz Demon Days
GZA Liquid Swords
Hostage Calm Hostage Calm
Igor Stravinsky Le Sacre du Printemps
Joy Division Closer
Joy Division Unknown Pleasures
Kengo Iuchi 邪鬼祭 '89ライブ
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
King Crimson Red
Kraftwerk The Man-Machine
Krzysztof Penderecki Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima
Lifetime Jersey's Best Dancers
Low Things We Lost in the Fire
Ludovico Einaudi Divenire
Mac Lethal The Original 11:11 Sessions
Madvillain Madvillainy
Manic Street Preachers The Holy Bible
Marianas Trench Masterpiece Theater
Minor Threat Out of Step
Minutemen Double Nickels on the Dime
Modern Life Is War Witness
Monkeys In Space Flying Under the Influence
Moondog Moondog
My Bloody Valentine Loveless
Naked City Naked City
Nas Illmatic
Nick Waterhouse Time's All Gone
Niechec Smierc w miekkim futerku
Nina Simone I Put a Spell on You
Nina Simone Pastel Blues
Off Minor The Heat Death of the Universe
P.O.S Audition
Holy crap, Daveyboy likes a rap album!? What madness is this?
Pat Martino El Hombre
Paysage d'Hiver Paysage d'Hiver
Paysage d'Hiver Winterkaelte
Pepe Deluxe Queen of the Wave
Pestilence Malleus Maleficarum
Phil Ochs I Ain't Marching Anymore
Portishead Dummy
Public Image Ltd. Metal Box
Refused The Shape of Punk to Come
Ruiner What Could Possibly Go Right...
This is some of the catchiest melodic hardcore I've heard in ages.
Rush 2112
Sergei Prokofiev Romeo & Juliet Suite No. 2, Op. 64ter
She Past Away Belirdi Gece
Silver Apples Silver Apples
Simon and Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water
Sinthesis Horseshoes and Handgrenades
Slowblow Slowblow
Sly and The Family Stone Stand!
Sonic Youth Daydream Nation
Talking Heads Talking Heads: 77
Talking Heads The Name of this Band Is Talking Heads
Taylor Swift Red
The Beach Boys The Smile Sessions
The Beatles Rubber Soul
The Beatles Abbey Road
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Cure Disintegration
The Fun Years Baby, It's Cold Inside
The Moody Blues Days of Future Passed
The Paper Chase Someday This Could All Be Yours Vol.1
The Replacements Let It Be
The Smiths The Queen Is Dead
The Sonics Here Are the Sonics
The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & Nico
This Heat Deceit
Thy Catafalque Tuno Ido Tarlat
Tool Lateralus
Ulver Kveldssanger
Van Morrison Moondance
Wayne Shorter Speak No Evil
Women Public Strain
Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Yes Close to the Edge
Young Marble Giants Colossal Youth

3.5 great
.Crrust Pain Is A Mere Sensation
0edit Neotokyo
A Wilhelm Scream Career Suicide
Air France No Way Down
All Time Low Put Up or Shut Up
All Time Low The Party Scene
alt-J An Awesome Wave
Amebix Arise!
American Football American Football
Amon Duul II Phallus Dei
Anacrusis Manic Impressions
And Also The Trees The Klaxon
Sunrise is an incredibly beautiful song.
Arcade Fire Funeral
Badgerhunt The First Hunt
Some of the best emo indie punk newcoming bands I've heard in a while. The guitar tone
isn't that of your normal twinkle tone. They have a habit of repeating a lot of their guitar lines within a song but somehow manage to keep it very interesting. The songs have a lot of raw and unexpected energy. The song structures are dynamic in that the overall tone of the song will fluctuate across the song: if the song starts fast, it will slow down in the middle, and then speed up again. Recommended songs: Three Six Mafia, B.T.O.
Bayside Killing Time
Beat Happening You Turn Me On
Big Bang Tonight
Birds in Row Cottbus
Bitch Magnet Umber
Bjork Biophilia
Black Moth Super Rainbow Dandelion Gum
Blaspheme Désir de Vampyr
Blindead Affliction XXIX II MCMXCVI
Bomb the Music Industry! Vacation
Botch We Are the Romans
Brainbombs Obey
Brian Eno Ambient 1: Music For Airports
Built to Spill Perfect from Now On
Burial Kindred
Burial Truant/Rough Sleeper
Can Tago Mago
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band Safe As Milk
Careers In Science ForeverWolf
Carissa's Wierd Songs About Leaving
Ceremony (USA-CA) Violence Violence
Ceremony (USA-CA) Rohnert Park
Circle Takes the Square As the Roots Undo
Clara C Esc
Cocteau Twins Treasure
Coil Horse Rotorvator
Counterparts The Current Will Carry Us
Lol, these guys are so Hardcore, they're Hardcore twice!
CunninLynguists Will Rap For Food
Daft Punk Random Access Memories
Damascus Of Whom I Always Think
David Bowie Low
David Douglas Royal Horticultural Society
Dead Can Dance Anastasis
Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
Dead Meadow Dead Meadow
Death on Wednesday Buying the Lie
Defeater Empty Days and Sleepless Nights
Deltron 3030 Deltron 3030
Dinosaur Jr. You're Living All Over Me
Discharge Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing
Discordance Axis The Inalienable Dreamless
Dissection Storm of the Light's Bane
DJ Shadow Endtroducing...
Dolly Parton Jolene
Duster Stratosphere
Eagles Hotel California
ekrib saamej Eezzzz
El-P Cancer 4 Cure
Electric Ills Guns
Very noisy, very fun, and very chaotic punk rock that harkens back to the 1980s.
Eleven Pond Bas Relief
Ellie Goulding Bright Lights
Embrace Embrace
Eminem The Slim Shady EP
Ennui (USA-PA) Formation of Tides
This is just magnificently incredible. The smooth and dreamy atmosphere is provided so excellently. Ennui makes it clear that the vocals here are just another excellently executed set of instruments - the balance between the vocals and the rest of the instruments is perfect and the harmonies provided are simply sublime. There really isn't that much else to say other than that this is also ridiculously catchy. Formation of Tides is surprisingly immediately gripping and the 2nd track has a tendency to sound like an retro video game soundtrack.
Entropia (PL) Vesper
Flying Lotus Until the Quiet Comes
Foxygen Take The Kids Off Broadway
Frank Ocean channel ORANGE
Yeah, I'm not getting this at all. Frank's not bad, but his voice seems underwhelming. I
rather enjoy the arrangements for most of the songs. The lyrical content tends to keep this
interesting yet the first few songs seems very lacking to me. Some of the synth work is
really good, but I found most of the samples to be completely useless and really
unnecessary. The production is nice but I can't find anything memorable for me.
From Indian Lakes Able Bodies
Fugazi End Hits
Fugazi Steady Diet of Nothing
Fugazi Fugazi
Fugazi Instrument Soundtrack
fun. Aim and Ignite
Future of the Left Travels With Myself And Another
Future of the Left The Plot Against Common Sense
Gatherer Postcards
One of the best hardcore albums I've listened to in recent memory. I got through it without
getting bored once (of course, it helps that the album is 7 minutes long). The vocals and
production are incredibly solid and are well aided by the guitars and drums. All of the
songs are structurally varied, spacing between the slower more emotional parts and the
faster and heavier parts. I'm getting a strong Reflections vibe off of Counterparts 2nd LP.
Recommended Tracks: Brittle Bones, Wedding Bells.
Gatling Beforemath
Gifts From Enola A Healthy Fear
Gogol Bordello Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike
Gorillaz Gorillaz
Grand Funk Railroad Grand Funk
Green Day Dookie
Hans Zimmer The Lion King
Hidden Orchestra Archipelago
Holograms Holograms
Hostage Calm Please Remain Calm
House Boat The Thorns of Life
House Of Heroes Cold Hard Want
Human Tetris Human Tetris
Hungry Ghosts Alone, Alone
Husker Du Zen Arcade
Husker Du New Day Rising
Icarus the Owl Love Always, Leviathan
They definitely have an interesting sound - combining different ideas such as a post-hardcore/alternative guitar work with post-hardcore/pop punk vocal stylings. It is interesting and works surprisingly well. The vocal work in a sense it reminds me of Panic!'s debut where the instruments were rather good but the vocals occupied spotlight much too often. My main nitpicks are that I'd prefer if they expanded on their instruments, switch up the structures every once in a while, create and set up the mood more effectively. The band is certainly technically proficient, but it becomes somewhat difficult to tell behind the vocals.
Iceage New Brigade
Isis Panopticon
J Dilla Donuts
Jack's Mannequin Everything in Transit
Jackson Browne Late for the Sky
James Blake Overgrown
Jellyfish Spilt Milk
Jelonek Revenge
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Bad Reputation
Joey Badass 1999
He's got that MF Doom vibe going on with him.
John Mayall Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton
Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison
Johnny Winter Johnny Winter
Joyce Manor Joyce Manor
Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience
Kanye West The College Dropout
Kanye West 808s and Heartbreak
Karlheinz Stockhausen Kontakte
Kate Bush Hounds of Love
Kate Bush The Dreaming
Kelly Clarkson Breakaway
Doubtlessly her strongest work, Breakaway shows a more mature side of Kelly. Her voice is
strong yet beautiful and manages to stay just on the right balance of cheesy and emotion.
Recommended tracks: Breakaway, Because of You.
Kerouac Cold and Distant, Not Loving
King Crimson Discipline
Kingston Wall Kingston Wall II
Koi. Maelstrom
Kraftwerk Autobahn
Kraftwerk Trans-Europe Express
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Pamyu Pamyu Revolution
L. Pierre The Island Come True
Lana Del Rey Born to Die
Loma Prieta I.V.
Lost In Kostko You're Gonna Need A Towel
Louis Logic Sin-A-Matic
Lowkey Soundtrack to the Struggle
Lydia Illuminate
Madonna Like a Prayer
Madonna Ray of Light
Marina and The Diamonds The Family Jewels
Mayday Parade Tales Told By Dead Friends
Mayday Parade A Lesson In Romantics
Metal Church Metal Church
Metal Urbain Les Hommes Morts Sont Dangereux
Metro Decay Υπέρβαση
Miles Davis Kind of Blue
Minor Threat Minor Threat
Mission of Burma Signals, Calls, and Marches
Modern Eon Fiction Tales
Monolake Ghosts
More Than Life Love Let Me Go
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade
My Disco Little Joy
Nara Leao Nara
Never Hit Again Sinkers
Thematically, it's simple and not anything special - often having to do with relationships and hanging out with the bros - however, the album is fast paced and is embedded with numerous hard-hitting anthems that will surely have your head banging along. Never Hit Again's album Sinkers is everything you could ask from a (very) melodic Hardcore album with gang vocal sessions and short anthemic guitar solos abound. In short, Sinkers is everything Rise Against's last album should/could have been without the half-hearted political dogma. Recommended tracks: Sinkers.
New Order Low-Life
New Order Substance
NGHBRS Hellomind
Nick Drake Pink Moon
Night Sins New Grave
Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral
Nirvana In Utero
Nobuo Uematsu Final Fantasy: Original Soundtrack
I'm not really understanding these low scores. Sure it wasn't hugely bombastic or orchestral, but keep in mind that Square was going bankrupt and that this was supposed to be their true "final fantasy" before calling it quits. The last thing they needed was an overly dramatic soundtrack, just something to listen to get by while playing the game.
NoMeansNo Wrong
Obliteration Black Death Horizon
One Last Wish 1986
P.O.S Never Better
Panic! at the Disco Pretty. Odd.
Panic! at the Disco Vices & Virtues
Park It Won't Snow Where You're Going
Passion Pit Gossamer
Perry Blake Perry Blake
Pestilence Consuming Impulse
Pissed Jeans King of Jeans
Precious Death If you Must
Public Image Ltd. Flowers Of Romance
Queen A Night at the Opera
Quicksilver Messenger Service Happy Trails
Radiohead OK Computer
Real Friends Everyone That Dragged You Here
I don't get why this score is pretty low compared to other pop punk bands when this is rexcellent. The production is absolutely superb - everything is so clear, with no instrument rgets left behind. As far as catchiness goes, this certainly delivers. rEveryone That Dragged You Here is one of the catchiest things I've heard all year, far rcatchier than most bands that reside in the new trend of indie punk (90's punk/emo rinfluenced tr00 pop punk usually with poor indie production). The guitars and style is very rmuch reminiscent of All Time Low's debut LP The Party Scene (which is a damn good thing) ronly this is even catchier and has much better production, but not as good lyrics (although rone could argue that this has more meaningful lyrics).
Rip Dizzy No Room to Dance
Rise Against The Sufferer & the Witness
The Sufferer and the Witness is Rise Against's best work, featuring showcasing their catchiest and most sensational work with an excellent balance of heaviness and poppiness. This is jam-packed with such strong anthems that refuse to leave your head any time soon. Of course, the structure and or messages may repeat itself a few times more than they really should. However they are always presented in different and interesting ways from the spoken word verses in the Approaching Curve to the old school punk style of Bricks.
Rob Dougan Furious Angels
Rome Hell Money
Rush Clockwork Angels
This is my first Rush album and it rocks. The instruments are woven together seamlessly and this is seriously catchy as fuck. Caravan's opening phrase will make you want to bang your head. It's heavy yet has an atmospheric feel to it.
Sandcastle Sandcastle
Saves the Day Through Being Cool
Saves the Day In Reverie
Sea of Shit Sea of Shit 7"
Sectarian Violence Sectarian Violence
Sectarian Violence makes for a very intense and very catchy 5 minutes.
She Past Away Kasvetli Kutlama
Simon and Garfunkel Bookends
Sims Bad Time Zoo
Siouxsie and the Banshees Tinderbox
Slint Spiderland
Slow Roosevelt Weightless
I had some serious doubts about this when I first listened but this is actually a pretty good listen.
Solterra Soul, Earth, Sun
Spine Subhuman
Sport Sport
Stepdad Wildlife Pop
This is amazing.
Stevie Ray Vaughan Soul to Soul
Stevie Wonder Innervisions
SubRosa No Help for the Mighty Ones
Sudatsuga Blue Moon Saiyeed
Sudatsuga Untitled
Suede Dog Man Star
Summer Vacation Condition
Great album, it takes a bit of time (after the second track) to pick itself up but it's a whole lot better than I could remember. It might have too much tracks for its own good, but all the songs are like 2 minutes long or less so it doesn't really matter. Recommended tracks: Tiffany Sucks, The Flower That Drank the Moon, Not That, Vice City
Superchick Rock What You Got
Superchick's latest album is a frustrating one. With old-school rock throwbacks abound, combined with modern pop rock, Rock What You Got starts with an interesting sound. However, after the 4 hard-hitting anthems (and with the exception of Cross The Line) it quickly becomes redundant and tepid after Hold On. Although, it does seem to grow on me, far more than expected.
Talking Heads Fear of Music
Thank You Scientist Maps of Non-Existent Places
Yet another interesting experiment/progressive rock album to come out this year. Similar to the likes of Art By Numbers and Via Coma, Thank You Scientist incorporate many different genres and instruments in their music (everything from pop punk to funk to Mexican with violins, mandolins, and trombones), apply strange, sometimes awkward, songs tructures, and intensely focus on their instrumentation. The music can be described as complex, silly, gimmicky, and intricate all at once - and the band seems to be well aware of that, striving for that exact effect. At times these attitudes and musical choices seem inconsistent and ridiculous (like the overly long horn solo in track 4), but for the band is always entertaining and often refreshing.
The Beatles The Beatles
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour
The Blues Brothers Music From The Soundtrack
The Boo Radleys Giant Steps
The Brave Little Abacus Just Got Back from the Discomfort - It's Alright
The Bulgarian Voices Angelite Fly, Fly My Sadness
The Church Starfish
The Danse Society Seduction
The Derevolutions Living in the Pop World
The Dismemberment Plan Emergency & I
The Effort Wartime Citizens
The Guess Who Canned Wheat
The Monks (DE) Black Monk Time
The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation Egor
The Offspring Smash
The Paper Chase Now You Are One of Us
The Protomen The Protomen
The Protomen Act II: The Father of Death
The Siren The Siren
This is my personal ideal type of indie pop. The Siren begins with Snow, a tantalizingly
beautiful piece. Ironically, it does not bring to mind a dreary snow day. Rather, it
invokes an lucid dream-like state of one lying in an open field, beneath a clear and
inviting nighttime sky. It is very much reminiscent of Air France's track Maundy Thursday
with less horns and more harmonizing and guitar. The Siren is very driven by swaying
exchange between the bass provided by the piano, the distorted guitars, and phenomenal
harmonizing. Likewise to Storm, Storm's the name is entirely misleading as the is not so
much chaotic as it is serene. The real stand out track of the album is Stars. It is a bit
more of your traditional indie pop, starting with a quick drum-line before dissolving as the
vocals start.

Perhaps the best way to describe this is a far more accessible and straightforward Formation
of Tides by Ennui (for better or for worse, however in this case, it is very difficult to
tell which is better than the other as both are excellent).
The Smiths Hatful of Hollow
The Socialists Green EP
The Sun and The Sea Nightfalls
The Graduate's spiritual and literal reincarnation takes the band further into their more
progressive indie sound. The opening track "Down the Same Path" features the band's
characteristic trance-like atmosphere and some excellent harmonizing provided by the band's
new vocalist. The next track sounds like it could have been produced straight out of Only
Every Time with even more gang vocal work and is extremely catchy. Also characteristic of
the band, a short instrumental piece is featured - one that is beautiful, serene,
and wistfully fleeting. Nightfalls is the feel good album of the summer - but only warm yet dark and lonely nights.
The Sun and The Sea Demo EP
Lacking a vocalist, The Sun and The Sea opt to pursue a more ambient/electronic approach to
their sound. In reality, it is a very natural progression from their previous incarnation's
latest album: Only Every Time. The increased focus on the beats and meticulous layering of
the instruments creates a beautiful, spacey, and sometimes haunting landscape. Recommended
track(s): First Track, Mad Max, and South Dallas.
The Yardbirds Yardbirds (Roger the Engineer)
The Yardbirds Having a Rave Up
The Zombies Begin Here
This Is Your Life Before We Fade Away
The opening song starts with an epic riff that gets almost completely ruined when the
rest of the band joins (featuring some of the most generic characteristics pop punk/hardcore
has to offer), but is thankfully picked back up quickly. The guitar work seriously makes
this band, as far as I'm concerned. It's not particularly unique or new, but it's quick
paced and unrelentingly catchy.

After subsequent listens, it becomes increasingly obvious to me that this is definitely the
best melodic hardcore I've listened to in a very long time. Between the in-song interludes
and screaming, the band manages to show impressive songwriting depth. The final track is
incredibly gripping, laced with intense cathartic desperation.

It's been a long time since I've been this interested in a band in this genre. This Is Your
Life should have no where to go from here but up.
Thriftworks Hydromancy
Total Fury 13 Songs
Tricky Maxinquaye
Trophy Scars Never Born, Never Dead
Turnover Turnover
Typical Cats Typical Cats
UFO Obsession
Ulver Nattens Madrigal
Ulver Blood Inside
Ulver Shadows of the Sun
Ulver Messe I.X-VI.X
Unsane Unsane
Unwound Leaves Turn Inside You
Van Morrison Astral Weeks
Var No One Dances Quite Like My Brothers
Various Artists Electronic Music Sources Vol. 2 (1937-1959)
Velvet Condom Stadtgeil
Violent Femmes Violent Femmes
Warpaint The Fool
Warren of Ohms Untitled
Warsawpack Gross Domestic Product
We Followed Tigers And Then We Were Killed...
White Hex Heat
World's End Girlfriend Hurtbreak Wonderland
Wugazi 13 Chambers
Yacopsae Tanz, Grosny, Tanz...
Yann Tiersen Les Retrouvailles
Yes Fragile
Yoran Montparnasse
Zelliack Noir Tone
Zephyr Zephyr

3.0 good
2Cellos 2Cellos
A Common Year Where The Light Still Shines
A Common Year Between Cities
A Place In Time Take This To Heart
This is probably A Place In Time's catchiest release, but also their least consistent. The severely uncalled for and boring breakdown, along with the (probably) white guy verse seriously ruins the flow of the album.
A Winged Victory for the Sullen A Winged Victory for the Sullen
a-ha Hunting High and Low
Adele 21
Aesop Rock Skelethon
Agalloch The Mantle
Agalloch Pale Folklore
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
Alcest Les Voyages de l'Âme
Alex Clare The Lateness Of The Hour
All Time Low So Wrong, It's Right
Anberlin Cities
Anberlin Vital
Anchor The Quiet Dance
The Quiet Dance is a somewhat of your standard melodic hardcore. It may not be the most distinguishing or innovative hardcore bands, but you'll find plenty of catchy and memorable tunes here. Unfortunately, the guitar work could be described as simple and rather unoriginal. Recommended tracks: Finding Home, Relations of Silence, Open Letter, Preying On the Weak
Anchors Lost at the Bottom of the World
Andrew Bird Break It Yourself
Andross Stay In The Suit
Very solid Pop Punk with a perceptibly different sound. Seems somewhat disjointed at times and sometimes the vocals or the guitar work interfere with each other. Recommended Track(s): Make It Rain.
Andy McKee Art of Motion
Anoice The Black Rain
Armor For Sleep What To Do When You Are Dead
Assimilation Assimilation
Astronautalis This Is Our Science
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
Atrium Carceri Reliquiae
Author and Punisher Ursus Americanus
Avatarium Avatarium
B.o.B The Adventures of Bobby Ray
This album is somewhat underrated by many, although it's certainly understandable. The Adventures of Bobby Ray display an alternative hip-hop style that is very very accessible. While the rapping and arrangements are solid for the most part, he relies much too heavily on his hooks. B.o.B employs the help of many different artists in different genres, most often to provide the chorus of the song. This comes as a double-edged sword because the hooks and featured guests all too often overtake his own rap verses to the point of the album being more akin to Various Artists featuring B.o.B rather than vice versa.
Bad Rabbits Stick Up Kids
Balkans Balkans
Balkans have a very intriguing and unique sound. Some of the riffs are
incredibly catchy and production is clear but raw. The vocals aren't the very good but they
feel perfectly suited for this music. I can definitely hear some post punk, noise rock, and
old school punk rock influences. The songwriting is definitely a major focus for this band
which you can see in the disjointed song structures and massive amounts of accidental notes
or usage off odd keys. However, this gets a bit much sometimes, quite often reducing the
album's catchiness and lasting value. This album is (unfortunately) not an immediate one.
Recommended tracks: I Can't Compete, Dressed In Black
Band of Horses Everything All the Time
Big Bang Number 1
Billy Woods History Will Absolve Me
Blink-182 blink-182
Blink-182 Dude Ranch
Bomb the Music Industry! Scrambles
Brand New Your Favorite Weapon
Brujas del Soul Moonliners Vol. 2
Can Monster Movie
Captain, We're Sinking The Future Is Cancelled
Captain, Your Ship is Sinking Captain, Your Ship Is Sinking
Case In Theory Cinematic
Case In Theory Changes
Catch 22 Keasbey Nights
Cate Le Bon CYRK
Cloudkicker Fade
Coasta Sunzal
Them Laceys, man.
Coastwar Good Head Starts, Bitter Ends
Cody Hoffman Cody Hoffman
Cody Hoffman's self-titled EP is very much the feel-good straight forward pop rock album I've been searching for for quite some time. Recommended tracks: I'm Not Crazy.
Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Complete Freedom Alpha
This is the Trvth. tr00 m/ lives on.
Counterparts Prophets
Cream Disraeli Gears
Cubones Brigade Train And Destroy
best thing evar
CunninLynguists Oneirology
Dads American Radass (This Is Important)
Daft Punk Homework
Damascus Salutations, Distant Satellite!
Dangers Anger
Dark Time Sunshine ANX
Darkthrone The Underground Resistance
David Usher Hallucinations
Daytrader Twelve Years
Dead Sara Dead Sara
Deafheaven Roads to Judah
Deflate Demo
Demi Lovato Don't Forget
Don't Forget has a power pop sound with massive hooks and surprisingly dynamic structures. rLa La Land and Trainwreck have an older pop rock style to it along with interesting musical rkeys and The Middle sounds just like a 90s pop tune (in the best way possible). She displays ra lot of emotion and swagger. Don't Forget is somewhat standard, yet manages to be an rinteresting ballad about romantic loss. Unfortunately, the album closer is incredibly runderwhelming, no matter how hard it tries to be uplifting and inspiration. It is the ralbum's signature pop rock flair and emotion that sets it far above that of her other Disney rstar peers.
Departures Green Turns To Red, Then Turns To Gold
Digital Daggers The Devil Within
DJ Rashad Double Cup
Doctrines ZE
Doctrines is focuses on disjointed structures, indie-pop to noise rock instruments, and ridiculous ideas (mostly in its lyrics). The opening track is a catchy noise-pop tune featuring disillusioned and seemingly apocalyptic lyrics and screams. Part III begins as a more standard track with a very brief sample of Big Yellow Taxi that's carried with a repeating indie rock based riff before leading into a gang vocal outro.
Doomriders Darkness Come Alive
Dope Body Natural History
Electric Guest Mondo
Ellie Goulding Lights
Emay Adam
Emery ...In Shallow Seas We Sail
Eminem The Eminem Show
Eminem 8 Mile Soundtrack
Esther Common Choirs
Everclear So Much For The Afterglow
Fall Out Boy Infinity on High
Fanu Coffee Crazy
Fireworks Gospel
Forgive Durden Wonderland
Frank Sinatra In The Wee Small Hours
Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand
Future Idiots Future Idiots
This is what I wish I Call Fives new album sounded like. Very consistent and memorable pop
punk that's jam-packed with energy. Sure the lyrics are pretty bad, but Blink-182 gets away
with that shit all the time so...
GDP Useless Eaters
Ghost Ship Golden Girls
Giacinto Scelsi Natura Renovatur
Glassjaw Worship and Tribute
Global Systems Silently Moving Altering the Air
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F♯ A♯ ∞
Gorguts Colored Sands
Gotye Making Mirrors
Grateful Dead American Beauty
Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead
Gravediggaz 6 Feet Deep
Grouper A I A
Hans Zimmer Gladiator
Hans Zimmer Madagascar
Have Heart Songs to Scream at the Sun
Hellogoodbye Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!
Hellogoodbye Would It Kill You?
Heymoonshaker HEYMOONSHAKER (Black)
Fast paced acoustic Blues-rock with interesting and unique vocals taking additional influences many other genres such as hip-hop (beat boxing).
Homelife Translation
Horatiu Radulescu Intimate Rituals
Human Tetris Happy Way in the Maze of Rebirth
I the Mighty Karma Never Sleeps
iamamiwhoami Kin
If These Trees Could Talk Red Forest
Isles and Glaciers The Hearts of Lonely People
J. Cole Cole World: The Sideline Story
Jimmy Eat World Bleed American
Joao Gilberto Chega De Saudade
John Congleton and the Nighty Nite Dimples
Pretty much the Paper Chase spiritual and literal successor. The same guy (John Congleton) doing his characteristic odd vocals but with different people doing the instruments - though it could be pretty damn hard to tell because this sounds exactly like a natural progression in the Paper Chase: it may as well be the next album. The familiar dark, highly disjointed, and creepy yet definitely whimsical sound predominately carries over to this album with pretty much the same results. This time around, Congleton actually ascends his distinct to heights here in tracks suck as In My Hospital Gown.
John Mayall Blues from Laurel Canyon
Julia Holter Loud City Song
Katatonia Dead End Kings
Kayo Dot Hubardo
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city
Kid Dynamite Shorter, Faster, Louder
Killer Mike R.A.P. Music
Killing Joke MMXII
Kimbra Vows
Kool Keith Magnetic Pimp Force Field
La Dispute Somewhere at the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair
Lady Gaga The Fame
Lady Gaga The Fame Monster
Late In The Playoffs The Wayside Sesseions
Nice, simple, and absolutely harmless pop rock.
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Linkin Park Meteora
Logic Young Sinatra: Undeniable
Love American Disquiet
Love Through Cannibalism Metapodestroyer
Love, Robot Rebuild | Rebirth
Lower Dens Nootropics
Lowtalker People Worry About Everything
Some of the catchiest punk I've heard in a while. Thank God I found this band.
Ludovico Einaudi In a Time Lapse
Lute West1996
Luxury Elite TV Party
Luxury Elite Blind Date
Lydia This December; It's One More and I'm Free
Mad Season Above
Madonna Madonna
Magic Wands Aloha Moon
Maker Mirrors
The Brand New influence is extremely obvious here. If you can imagine if Jesse Lacey decided to go back to his roots and start singing Pop Punk again (but with in the Devil/God's vocal style) then Maker is what you would get. Overall, it's relatively consistent, almost a bit too consistent. What's In Your Head starts of with the most generic drum/guitar intro ever, thankfully it gets better from there. I was hoping for something just a little bit more spectacular than this (not to say that it was bad in the first place). Recommended tracks: Earthquakes, What's In Your Head.
Marianas Trench Fix Me
Marianas Trench Ever After
Marina and The Diamonds Electra Heart
Massive Attack Heligoland
Matt and Kim Grand
Matt and Kim Sidewalks
Mayday Parade Mayday Parade
Mean Lady Vault
Mean Lady Love Now
Megadeth Rust in Peace
Melt-Banana Fetch
Merchant Ships For Cameron
Metal Urbain Anarchy in Paris!
Minor Threat Complete Discography
Misery Signals Mirrors
Mission of Burma Vs.
Moby Play
My Iron Lung Grief
Yeah, I heard this a while back. I wasn't too impressed tbh.
Mystikal Let's Get Ready
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Niccolo Paganini 24 Caprices For Solo Violin
Night Verses Lift Your Existence
Nirvana Nevermind
No Trigger Tycoon
Oathbreaker Eros|Anteros
Of Monsters and Men My Head is an Animal
Om Advaitic Songs
Pacman Pacman Soundtrack
Panic! at the Disco A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
Paramore Riot!
Paysage d'Hiver Das Tor
Pearl Jam Ten
Pennywise All or Nothing
Perfume LEVEL3
Pokemon 2BA Masta
Polar Bear Club Clash Battle Guilt Pride
Pop. 1280 The Horror
Protest the Hero Fortress
Protest the Hero Fortress (Instrumental)
Public Image Ltd. This Is What You Want... This Is What You Get
Public Image Ltd. This Is PiL
Purity Ring Shrines
Quit Earlier Thoughts
Racing Heart To Walk Beside That Ghost
Rage Against The Machine The Battle of Los Angeles
Right Away, Great Captain! The Church of the Good Thief
Riverside Second Life Syndrome
Rush Hold Your Fire
Rush Roll the Bones
Sainthood Reps Monoculture
Santana Supernatural
Saves the Day Can't Slow Down
Scary Kids Scaring Kids The City Sleeps In Flames
Scary Kids Scaring Kids Scary Kids Scaring Kids
Seahaven Ghost
I'm not sure about all of you, but I find the Brand New influence rather blatantly obvious. Overall, it's pretty good, but really inconsistent. The first 3 tracks are very solid alternative/pop punk tracks. The flow is bluntly disrupted by the boring Cobarde but is picked back up again in the dramatic track Ghost. For the most part, nothing is overly cathartic (except in Ghost) but are always set up with a somber and subtly desperate tone, even in the happier tracks like Love. The album should really have ended then because the album closer is complete snoozer. rRecommended tracks: Ghost, Birds, Plague
Seaway Seaway
Rather of the same but what else is new?
SebastiAn Total
Sex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols
Shai Hulud A Profound Hatred Of Man
Sigur Ros Valtari
Snoop Dogg Doggystyle
Soap&Skin Sugarbread
Solterra Umbra
Squid the Whale new war.
Try not to pay attention the awful band name - Squid the Whale is a very good post-hardcore
band. The vocals are incredibly smooth, soulful and stylistic - definitely reminiscent of
Johnny Craig. While the voice is the clear highlight of the album, the instruments are
definitely competent effective in maintaining the setting of the songs and conjuring
surprisingly catchy beats, but you won't find yourself any surprise intense riffs. New war.
is a satisfying listen to pop punk and post hardcore fans alike.
State Faults Desolate Peaks
Sudatsuga Syzygy
Suede Suede
Sugar Ray Floored
Super Snake Summer Girls
Super Snake Rider
Taking Back Sunday Louder Now
Talking Heads More Songs About Buildings and Food
Talking Heads Speaking in Tongues
Teenage Octopus Ink
Nice and mellow bluesy indie rock. It may take a while to let it sink in, but the bluesy
guitar solo on Ceiling, is excellent and pretty much all of She's An Island are worth
listening to. Recommended Tracks: She's An Island, Ceiling.
Terry Malts Killing Time
The American Dollar Awake In The City
The Antlers Undersea
The Arrogant Sons of Bitches Three Cheers For Disappointment
The Byrds Mr. Tambourine Man
The Cat Empire Steal the Light
The Chariot One Wing
The Clash London Calling
The Classic Crime Phoenix
The Contortionist Exoplanet
The Dangerous Summer Reach for the Sun
The Doppelgangaz HARK
The Effort Iconoclasm
The Fight New Young Electric
Different band, same name as the other. It's much better, however.
The Graduate Anhedonia
The Graduate Horror Show
The Graduate Sea Legs
The Graduate Every Other Time
The Junior Varsity The Great Compromise (Re-Release)
The Megas History Repeating: Blue
The Menzingers On the Impossible Past
The Motel Life Retreat
The Murlocs Tee Pee
The Narrative The Narrative
The Nation of Ulysses Plays Pretty for Baby
The Real You Better Now Than Never
They remind me a lot like an indie pop version of Jellyfish.
The Republic of Wolves Varuna
The Rolling Stones Aftermath
The Rolling Stones Between the Buttons
The Royal Concept The Royal Concept - EP
Cool post punk revival sound, a bit too peppy at times. Some nice music to nod your head to.
The Shins Port of Morrow
The Smith Street Band No One Gets Lost Anymore
The Stooges Fun House
The Stooges Raw Power
The Story So Far Under Soil and Dirt
The Story So Far What You Don't See
The Twilight Sad No One Can Ever Know
The United Sons Of Toil When the Revolution Comes, Everything Will Be Beau
The United Sons Of Toil Forces of Production
The Upside It All Feels Like An Ending
One of the best pop punk albums I've listened to in the last few weeks. Very consistent, yet somewhat diverse with some very nice vocals. The album is certainly catchy and occasionally experiments in song structures which helps keep it interesting. The token ballad (An Ending) song is excellent. I must admit, I'm very worried that the band name takes after The Wonder Years. I really hope not.
The Velvet Underground White Light/White Heat
The Wonder Years The Upsides
The Wonder Years Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing
Thriftworks Rainmaker
Tigers on Trains Grandfather
Tigers on Trains Foundry
Title Fight Floral Green
Tonight Alive What Are You So Scared Of?
Transient Alone
Transient We Do Not Lose Heart
Transit Listen & Forgive (Reissue)
Trapper Keeper Names
Tricky False Idols
Triple Hex Triple Hex
Triple Hex Winter
Turnover Magnolia
TV on the Radio Dear Science
Ty Segall Goodbye Bread
Ulver Wars of the Roses
Valencia We All Need A Reason To Believe
Vegas! Midnight Machine
Via Coma Bridges
Via Coma's Bridges is a beautiful progressive piece. Of course the clean and slick vocals may seem to hold it back, the production is smooth and the musicianship is dynamic. Despite each of the songs being about 4 minutes long, Via Coma successfully manages to keep each moment gripping or taut with tension. Recommended tracks: Turn, Aquanota, I, the Sovereign.
Volcanic Queen Volcanic Queen
I can't hear/understand the vocals, there's no lyrics and when I max up the volume to listen my ears get blasted by a random bitch screaming at me... rIn other news, the train on Tombs is sweet, worked perfectly.
Walk the Moon Walk the Moon
Warm Brew Kottabos
Warsawpack Stocks and Bombs
We Still Dream Chapters
A surprisingly varied album, Chapters sees We Still Dream focus more on the poppier side of pop punk we excellent results. The album is exceedingly catchy and has above average vocals. The music is very upbeat and fun overall but the guitar work rarely falters - sometimes providing the climax of the song. Life's An Avalanche sounds just like Man Overboard's best (at until the bridge comes on) and We Still Dream is a rocking pop punk anthem. Unfortunately, some of the songs are clearly worse than others, and others risk becoming a bit too generic.
We The Kings We The Kings
Weekend Nachos Worthless
Why Bother? Some Songs
Wingnut Dishwashers Burn the Earth, Leave it Behind
I wasn't really impressed by this at all.
Wire Faces Wire Faces
Woody Guthrie Dust Bowl Ballads
World's End Girlfriend Seven Idiots
Worm Ouroboros Come the Thaw
Xaxaxa Siromašni i bogati
I must admit, this wears off on ya really really quickly
Xerxes Our Home Is A Deathbed
Yellowcard Southern Air
Yellowcard does what Yellowcard can only do - make a Yellowcard album.
Yes Going for the One
You Blew It! Grow Up, Dude
You, Me, And Everyone We Know So Young, So Insane
Young the Giant Young the Giant
Zelienople The World Is A House On Fire

2.5 average
A Day To Remember For Those Who Have Heart
A Place In Time Not For Nothing
Abnormal Thought Patterns Manipulation Under Anesthesia
AC/DC Back In Black
Acceptance Phantoms
Plain is probably the best way to describe this band. They are you your average alternative pop rock band relying on catchy hooks, simply riffs, and some amount of emotion to grab it's listeners. Unfortunately, the album as a whole gets incredibly stale incredibly quickly. Literally half or more of the album is composed of (mostly boring) ballads. In addition, while the faster tracks are great in the moment, they are hardly memorable. This staleness even becomes very apparent within a song - because the chorus is repeated so often and the bridges rarely improve upon the song, there is little reason to listen to the whole songs within the album. Phantoms is structurally and thematically boring (every single song with the exception of the closer has to do with girls). The worst part is that the lead singer tries so hard so often to be emotional but utterly fails because the lyrics are so damn vague to the point of meaning absolutely nothing but a cheap attempt at trying to be deep.
AJJ Knife Man
All Time Low Three Words to Remember in Dealing With The End
Anaal Nathrakh Vanitas
Anathallo Floating World
Anathallo Canopy Glow
Anchor Recovery
Anne Power Exchange
Ape Machine War to Head
Overall good and consistent, but it just seems to homogenous by the end of the whole thing.
No Sugar in My Coffee is an awesome track.
Apologies, I Have None London
A surprisingly dull record. I really expected a lot more from the first few tracks but it just did not deliver. The 26, is probably far and away the best track, however. Recommended track(s): The 26.
Aqualung Memory Man
Arcade Fire Reflektor
Art By Numbers Reticence: The Musical
Astronautalis Pomegranate
Atoms for Peace Amok
B.o.B Strange Clouds
Baroness Yellow and Green
Beach House Bloom
Beat Inc. The Formula
Beat Inc. The Structure
It's mostly rather boring and somewhat repetitve, but it does have its moments. Mayday is a glitchy and fun white Mountain Beach features well-executed and effective, if not, standard soulful riff.
Ben Folds Five The Sound of the Life of the Mind
Between the Trees The Story and the Song
Bigwig Reclamation
Bigwig An Invitation to Tragedy
Blink-182 Cheshire Cat
Blink-182 Greatest Hits
Boys Like Girls Boys Like Girls
Camel Mirage
Carousel Kings Speak Frantic
Carousel Kings A Slice of Heaven
I usually don't like breakdown-happy pop punk albums or bands, but I decided to raise my rating because this is definitely more fun and interesting than that new Bouncing Souls album.
Carrie Underwood Some Hearts
Carrie Underwood Blown Away
Casey Veggies Customized Greatly Vol. 3
It's a bit boring at some points, but it's definitely some quality hip-hop. Thoughts Weight is excellent.
Chiodos Bone Palace Ballet
Conrad Tao Voyages
Converge All We Love We Leave Behind
Counterparts The Difference Between Hell and Home
Cursive I Am Gemini
Dead Letter Circus This Is The Warning
Debeli Precjednik Bruto Slav

It has a lot of moments that are worth listening to, but has a whole lot more that are just
plain boring.
Defeater Dear Father
Drake Take Care
Drake Nothing Was the Same
Editors The Weight of Your Love
EMEFE Europe
EMEFE Music Frees All
Eminem Curtain Call: The Hits
Eminem Infinite
Enemy Noise No Control, No Parade
This isn't bad, it just doesn't have anything that's different or particularly unique about it. It is certainly catchy and energetic, something many lesser known hardcore bands have been lacking recently. However, the lead singer has really poor vocals and blackzombie is right in that the drums are very typical, which is a really easy turn off for some. I do like the metal-influenced guitars, and I certainly wouldn't mind hearing an LP out of this band and see how they've progressed from here. I'm between a 2.5 and 3 right now.
Europe The Final Countdown
Eyes Wide When It's Raining
Okay, I've listened to this album twice and then once more again. However, my latest listen confirms that this is relatively worth listening to. It is not subpar pop punk in the least, however, it is average and it really lacks memorability and distinctiveness - as far as I'm concerned. Everything I've heard here sounds like I've heard it elsewhere before.
Fair to Midland Arrows and Anchors
Faith No More Album of the Year
Finch What It Is to Burn
Somewhat underwhelming pop punk/post-hardcore. They have some good moments, but most of it is familiar and rarely anything special. Not a bad effort, however.
Forever Came Calling Contender
Forgive Durden Razia's Shadow: A Musical
One of the most hit or miss albums you may ever come across. Feature a very large cast of
extra singers, an odd (and overblown) story, and strange execution, Forgive Durden was
shooting for the stars in their musical. It is exactly what it says it is, pop punk in
musical form. The production and execution make this an interesting, if not, off-putting
listen. It's certainly unique among its genre but perhaps not in such a good way.
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib Deeper
fun. Some Nights
Future Idiots Neighborhoods & Morningwoods
Gatling Hen In A Pumpkin
Gatsby's American Dream Volcano
Go Radio Lucky Street
Lucky Street sees Go Radio go in the somewhat surprising direction of full on Pop Rock, as opposed to the heavier and more alternative Do Overs and Second Chances. Unfortunately, this newer style doesn't work nearly as well as it should. Once again, we see Lancaster showing off his unique vocals and once again, Lancaster makes it clear why his lyrics far surpass those of their peers in lines such as "...You're leaving something short of innocent" and "If I could paint this town with all your good intent, I'd leave these walls as red as my eyes could have been..." However, aside from the resentful Any Other Heart and some ballads such as Swear It Like You Mean It, there isn't much that catches your attention. Lucky Street is unfortunately a relatively boring release.
Go Radio Close the Distance
Green Day American Idiot
Grouplove Never Trust A Happy Song
Hail the Sun Elephantitis
I wish their wasn't such a stylistic disparity between the instruments and vocals... Okay I just wish there were no vocals to begin with.
Have Heart The Things We Carry
Hey Monday Hold On Tight
Hollywood Undead Swan Songs
An intensely polarizing album that lacks coherence and self-respect. The album has few very good tracks and quite a few awful ones. One moment they are talking about bitches and hoes, the next they're riding out an anthem for the forgotten and unwanted generation(s). A 3.5 for more sentimental reasons than otherwise. Recommended tracks: Undead, This Love This Hate, Young
Homelife Demo
This was a very unimpressive release - which is understandable as it is only a demo, however, the vocals/screams are incredibly monotonous and flat. The lyrics are best part and showcases the bands emotional value in a way that the vocals and instruments don't.
Hometown Letdown Hometown Letdown
Damn, this would have been great pop punk were it not for the fucking breakdowns and Mark Hoppus-like vocals.
Hoobastank Fight or Flight
I Call Fives I Call Fives
Imagine Dragons It's Time
this is like go for the first 10 times you hear the best song. the album, however, is resoundingly shallow.
Imagine Dragons Continued Silence
Imagine Dragons Night Visions
Immortal Technique Revolutionary Volume 1
Into It. Over It. Proper
Jake Bugg Jake Bugg
Jay-Z and Kanye West Watch the Throne
Joyce Manor Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired
Julianna Barwick Nepenthe
Katy Perry Teenage Dream
Keane Strangeland
Life on Repeat Struggle + Sleep
Light Years This Will Come Back To Haunt Me
Logic Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever
Make Do and Mend Everything You Ever Loved
Male Bonding Endless Now
Maroon 5 Songs About Jane
Mayday Parade Valdosta
Mayday Parade Monsters in the Closet
Modern Baseball Sports
Mono For My Parents
Mumford and Sons Sigh No More
My Chemical Romance Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
My Chemical Romance I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love
Ohio Players Honey
P.O.S We Don't Even Live Here
Parquet Courts Light Up Gold
Patent Pending Save Each Other, The Whales Are Doing...
Peace Be Still 64
Perfume Genius Put Your Back N 2 It
Periphery Periphery (Instrumental)
Periphery Icarus
Pink Funhouse
Pink The Truth About Love
Pissed Jeans Honeys
Real Boys Real Boys
A very nice and summery pop rock album.
Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Rise Against Appeal to Reason
A very hit-or-miss album that has Rise Against trying to become mainstream with (redundantly) mixed results. We have the good (Re-Education), the awesome (Savior and Entertainment), and the bad to forgettable (pretty much everything else).
Savages Silence Yourself
Saves the Day Daybreak
Saves the Day Saves the Day
Seahaven Winter Forever
Senses Fail Renacer
Set It Off Horrible Kids
In Set It Off's new EP, they decide to take a route taken by their predecessors - a more theatrical, yet still very much pop punk direction. The vocals sound even more like your usual post-hardcore whines and the bombastic tone is often hit or miss. But overall, they pull off a coherent, slightly darker, and certainly intriguing pop punk album. An album similar and different than many bands before them, but one that won't be turning heads.
Shabazz Palaces Black Up
Silverchair Diorama
Speak Easy S/T E.P.
Spitalfield Better Than Knowing Where You Are
Squid the Whale Four More
State Champs The Finer Things
Stick To Your Guns Diamond
Streetlight Manifesto Everything Goes Numb
Strike Anywhere Iron Front
Taking Back Sunday Tell All Your Friends
Taylor Swift Fearless
The American Scene Safe For Now
Somehow the American Scene manage to dive headfirst into the indie punk scene and manage to make it work out, for the most part. As expected from their last EP, comparisons to the Dangerous Summer are inescapable (most particularly in the vocals but also in the atmospheres crafted by their instruments). The vocals are also very similar to that of Maker (which doubtlessly harkens back to the Godfather of indie punk, Brand New). They are not just another indie punk band, however, the production is excellent (for one thing) and the vocals are clearer. Nothing was overly moving, but it remains consistently interesting throughout the whole album.
The Dangerous Summer If You Could Only Keep Me Alive
The Dear Hunter Migrant
The Desperate Bicycles Remorse Code
Except for the classic track I Am Nine, and some humorous cuts like Birthday and Trendy Feelings, this really drags quite a bit. I'm gonna lower my score to a 2.5 because a lot of the tracks don't interest me.
The Graduate The Evergreen EP
The Junior Varsity The Great Compromise
The Junior Varsity Cinematographic
The Library is on Fire Works On Paper
The Maine Pioneer
The National Trouble Will Find Me
The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers
The Smith Street Band Sunshine and Technology
The Temper Trap Conditions
Thundercat The Golden Age Of Apocalypse
Title Fight Shed
TV Girl TV Girl EP
TV Girl The Wild, The Innocent, The TV Shuffle
Two Door Cinema Club Beacon
Valencia Dancing With A Ghost
Van Halen A Different Kind of Truth
Via Coma Figures
Vowel All the Sad Songs
We Are The In Crowd Best Intentions
Wintersun Time I
Wolfmother Wolfmother
You Me At Six Take Off Your Colours
You Me At Six Hold Me Down

2.0 poor
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A Day To Remember Homesick
A Day To Remember What Separates Me from You
A Day To Remember Common Courtesy
A Rocket to the Moon Your Best Idea
Adam Lambert For Your Entertainment
Adam Lambert Trespassing
Akissforjersey Victims
All Time Low Nothing Personal
In All Time Low's Nothing Personal, the band pursues an even more accessible sound vying for ran even larger audience. This is plainly clear in the album opener where the band relies on rhuge hooks and overly slick production. Lyrics have downgraded by a significant level, now rfocusing on more self-aware and sarcastic themes (often about partying and or youth). This ris the beginning of the end for All Time Low, they start shedding any trace of their pop rpunk past in favor of inoffensive radio pop rock. It's not all bad, however, Weightless, rBreak Your Little Heart, and Damned If I Do Ya are all incredibly infectious and fun. I rgoes downhill from then on, foreshadowing worse things yet to come.
All Time Low Don't Panic
Fuck, you guys can't fucking be fucking serious. fuck
Augustana Can't Love, Can't Hurt
AWOLNATION Back From Earth
AWOLNATION Megalithic Symphony
Being As An Ocean Dear G-d
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax II: Future Sequence
Biffy Clyro Only Revolutions
Big Time Rush B.T.R.
Black Flag What The...
Blink-182 Dogs Eating Dogs
Bon Jovi Bon Jovi
Bright Eyes The People's Key
Bring Me The Horizon Sempiternal
Bruno Mars Doo-Wops & Hooligans
This is a pathetic effort from a man that could have actually gone somewhere. His voice is not so much unique but certainly distinctive and interesting but the album is marred by awful and downright lazy songwriting. Some of the staples of the album include God awful lyrics.

However, Grenade is a simple and catchy tune that people seem to take too literally but the real highlight is Just The Way You Are - an uplifting and anthemic ballad. But the rest is jam-packed with filler and or worse such as the Lazy Song, which could have more accurately been as utter trash.
Carly Rae Jepsen Curiosity
Carrie Underwood Carnival Ride
Cecil Taylor Unit Structures
Charli XCX True Romance
Chief Keef Finally Rich
Circa Survive Violent Waves
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Ascension
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Descension
Crywank James Is Going To Die Soon
Crywank Narcissist on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
It's lyrically very blunt, straightforward, and downright depressingly pathetic. The guitar
work is often simplistic (although he is already very informed of this) and his vocals are
amateurish and plain. You can feel the palpable desperation, however, I find this to be
excruciatingly boring. Crywank and the album title both embody the album almost perfectly:
what you got is just a desperate man and an acoustic guitar aspiring for success.
Cute Is What We Aim For Same Old Blood Rush With A New Touch
D.R.U.G.S. D.R.U.G.S.
Daughtry Leave This Town
Daughtry Break the Spell
Def Leppard Hysteria
Deftones Koi No Yokan
Demi Lovato Unbroken
Depths and Scatabrainz Less Than Human
Just too damn annoying to be considered anything good. Terrible lyrics too and awful flow. It can occasionally be interesting but will always be more annoying than anything else.
Digital By Birth Noise Pollution
Elysia Lion of Judas
Eminem Recovery
Enter Shikari A Flash Flood of Colour
Fair to Midland Fables From a Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times is True
Fall Out Boy From Under the Cork Tree
Four Year Strong In Some Way, Shape, or Form.
Frank Turner Love, Ire & Song
Frank Turner Poetry of the Deed
Frank Turner England Keep My Bones
Frank Turner Last Minutes and Lost Evenings
The guy who thought it was a good idea to put I Still Believe on two albums should be shot.
Frank Turner Tape Deck Heart
Freddie Gibbs ESGN
From First to Last Throne to the Wolves
Gallows Death Is Birth
Hacktivist Hacktivist
Halestorm The Strange Case Of...
Handguns Don't Bite Your Tongue
I found absolutely nothing special about this album.
Handguns Angst
High School Musical High School Musical
Hoobastank The Reason
I Set My Friends On Fire You Can't Spell Slaughter Without Laughter
Jonas Brothers Jonas Brothers
Justin Bieber My World 2.0
Justin Bieber Believe
Karnivool Themata
Karnivool Sound Awake
Karnivool Asymmetry
Katy Perry Prism
Kelly Clarkson My December
letlive. Fake History
Limp Bizkit Significant Other
Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight
Linkin Park A Thousand Suns
Linkin Park Living Things
Lorde Pure Heroine
M.I.A. Matangi
Mac Miller Blue Slide Park
Okay, so I'm listening and it doesn't seem that awful. Just that, nothing about him seems
particularly believable or even interesting. As someone else pointed out, his style doesn't
seem natural or authentic and he certainly isn't pulling on any emotional strings here. The
production and the hooks don't seem that awful either, though, but his lyrics are pretty
bad. The beats are sometimes really obnoxious and actually bring him back (if that even
makes sense). Up All Night is a very fun pop tune - well at least until the God-awful
chorus and bridge show up and only if you ignore the lyrics. Loitering is painful to listen
to. All in all, Mac Miller's Blue Slide Park is forgettable, nothing new, and completely
Mac Miller Macadelic
When I first heard the opening of Desperado, I was genuinely excited, however not so much after his verse began. Overall, he hasn't changed much, except that everything about Mac Miller seems very slightly better. His rapping seems more natural, more laid back, and not as forced as in his debut album. The production and the hooks are improved and the beats aren't quite as generic or as obnoxious. Unfortunately, he fails to improve upon the most important area: lyrics and themes.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis The Heist
Major League Variables
Major League Hard Feelings
Man Overboard The Absolute Worst
Mayday Parade Anywhere But Here
MC Tristan The End of The World
MEANS To Keep Me From Sinking
MGMT Oracular Spectacular
MGMT Congratulations
Misery Signals Absent Light
Motion City Soundtrack Go
I'm not really sure what's up with all these high scores. I've never heard of their older (and supposedly better) work but I'm well aware that these guys are considered pop punk legends. The opener "Circuit and Wires" is incredibly underwhelming with a weak chorus and absolutely nothing special about it. Many of the other songs are not too different than the opener but at least "Timelines" has an incredible delivery and tangible emotion. "Everyone Will Die" is surprisingly optimistic and beautiful. The lyrics are actually pretty good but the vocals are odd yet seemingly flimsy and nondescript. Recommended tracks: Timelines, Everyone Will Die
Motionless in White Creatures
Motley Crue Shout at the Devil
Mr. Envi' Rydaz Redemption: The Street Album
Tries to pass off as something more than the same generic shitpile rap music when he is really no better.
Mumford and Sons Babel
Muse The Resistance
Ne Obliviscaris Portal of I
No Doubt Push and Shove
OK Go Oh No
One Direction Up All Night
Owl City Shooting Star
Periphery Periphery
PlayRadioPlay! Frequency
PlayRadioPlay! Texas
Poison Flesh & Blood
Post Season Pop Punk Destroyed My Life
It's generally good and consistent until they get to the breakdowns. The breakdowns almost much ruin the whole song. It's still enjoyable, I'm trying to rip the breakdowns out of the songs.
Post Season Restless Nights
Protest the Hero Kezia
Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication
Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels
Set Your Goals Burning At Both Ends
Sharks No Gods
Shinedown Amaryllis
Smash Mouth Smash Mouth
Snoop Dogg Tha Doggfather
Snoop Lion Reincarnated
Soilwork The Living Infinite
Steven Wilson The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)
Taylor Swift Taylor Swift
Texas in July One Reality
The Bouncing Souls Comet
It really sucks so much that this sucks so much. In Bouncing Souls' Comet, you'll rarely hear anything new or even particularly interesting. This is all just straight-forward happy yet boring punk rock. Aggression and energy are two things you won't find here often and the anthems are fleeting at best. The vocals are often clean and are certainly not grating or bad, but it is less than distinctive and the instruments very rarely help. The songs Infidel, Baptized, and Comet are semi-decent but the rest are hardly worth your while. Sorry, Hep Kat, I usually agree with you on things like this. I expected so much more from this.
The Bronx The Bronx (III)
The Dangerous Summer An Acoustic Performance of "Reach For The Sun"
The Dangerous Summer War Paint
The Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the Killer
The Dismemberment Plan Uncanney Valley
The Game Jesus Piece
The Gaslight Anthem Handwritten
The Ghost Inside Get What You Give
The Killers Battle Born
The Mars Volta Octahedron
The Mars Volta Noctourniquet
Noctorniquet is a sloppy and awkward mess where most of the songs lack urgency and is plagued by poor production. The instrumentation is often good but the songs seem too incoherent. Lastly, the vocals here do not help much, if anything, Noctorniquet was probably better without them.
The Smith Street Band Don't Fuck With Our Dreams
The Summer Set Love Like This
The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza Danza IIII: The Alpha - The Omega
The Wonder Years The Greatest Generation
The Word Alive Deceiver
The Word Alive Life Cycles
Thundercat Apocalypse
To Speak Of Wolves Find Your Worth, Come Home
Underoath Disambiguation
We The Kings Smile Kid
Whitechapel Whitechapel
Wil Wagner Laika
With the Punches Seams and Stitches
The guy from Absolutepunk gave this a 5.5/10....this is probably complete crap.

EDIT: I'm finally listening to it now and it seems incredibly standard as of now. The
profile is sure correct, they've got no gimmicks - which in pop punk kinda sucks because
then they've only got lyrics and catchiness with going for them. From the start, I rather
enjoyed it, I got a very strong Valencia vibe from it. The singer seems to get off key a
few times, but at least the guitar solo was there to save the opener. The next few songs
aren't better, the guitar work is most often boring.

"I'm losing interest in all your promises." An interesting line but incidently, I'm losing
interest in this album. Few things are working for this band right now, the drums are way
boring and the production mutes the guitars so that you can barely hear them unless the guy
isn't singing. It's all for the best, I suppose, because the guitars are rarely noteworthy
to begin with.

Disillusioned guy from Absolutepunk is right: you've heard this album plenty of times
before, once more isn't going to hurt anybody, but it's also not going to impress either.
There are moments in the album that makes you think that they could have been much better
such as the last break in Harvard and the chorus of Postcards. But not matter how catchy it
is, it's not memorable and the guy's voice sounds like a second-rate Shane Henderson. It
could be worse, I guess, at least it didn't have pointless breakdowns.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Mosquito
Yelawolf Radioactive

1.5 very poor
A Lot Like Birds No Place
A Rocket to the Moon On Your Side
All Time Low Dirty Work
Asking Alexandria Stand Up and Scream
Asking Alexandria Reckless and Relentless
Attack Attack! (US) This Means War
Augustana Augustana
Autism The Crawling Chaos
Avicii True
Blink-182 Enema of the State
Blink-182 Neighborhoods
Boys Like Girls Love Drunk
Boys Like Girls Crazy World-EP
It's a shame that their hiatus didn't turn out to be indefinite after all.
Ceremony (USA-CA) Zoo
Cheryl Cole A Million Lights
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! Cum On
Creations The Gospel
Death Grips Government Plates
Demi Lovato Demi
Deuce Nine Lives
Eminem Relapse
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2
ERRA Augment
Fergie The Dutchess
For the Fallen Dreams Wasted Youth
For Today Immortal
From First to Last From First to Last
Glee Cast Glee: The Music, Volume 6
Hey Monday Beneath It All
Hinder Take It to the Limit
Hollywood Undead Hollywood Undead EP
Issues Black Diamonds
Jeffree Star Beauty Killer
Karmin Hello
Kelly Clarkson Stronger
Kesha Animal
Kesha Deconstructed
Lady Gaga Born This Way
Lady Gaga Artpop
letlive. The Blackest Beautiful
Lou Reed and Metallica Lulu
Man Overboard Man Overboard
Motionless in White Infamous
Muse The 2nd Law
My Chemical Romance Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
Nickelback Dark Horse
Outasight Further
Owl City Ocean Eyes
Periphery Periphery II: This Time It's Personal
Protest the Hero Scurrilous
Protest the Hero Volition
Robin Thicke Blurred Lines
Saving Abel Miss America
Say Anything Anarchy, My Dear
Sky Ferreira Night Time, My Time
Skylar Grey Don't Look Down
Soundtrack (Film) Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Sum 41 Underclass Hero
Taking Back Sunday Taking Back Sunday
The Lonely Island Turtleneck and Chain
The Maine Black & White
The Medic Droid What's Your Medium
The Plot In You Could You Watch Your Children Burn
The Summer Set Everything's Fine
The Velvet Underground Squeeze
Train Save Me San Francisco
Transit Young New England
Vampires Everywhere Hellbound And Heartless
Waking the Cadaver Perverse Recollections of a Necromangler

1.0 awful
3OH!3 Omens
A Hero a Fake The Future Again
It took two whole seconds before they did a breakdown.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Total Body Workout
Attack Attack! (US) Someday Came Suddenly
Basically the Best Band Ever You Wish You Were as Cool as Us
Basically the Best Band Ever This Is Our Second Album and it Cost Us A Lot...
Big Bang Alive
This album is so bad, I can't even pretend or try to like it.
Big Time Rush Elevate
Blended Puppies Blended Puppies EP
Blood on the Dance Floor Evolution
Boys Like Girls Love Drunk EP
These are just different versions of the same song which was already awful to begin with. Why?
Bruce Willis The Return of Bruno
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! Something for Nothing
Cody Simpson 4 U
Crazy Frog Crazy Frog Presents Crazy Hits
Crazy Frog Everybody Dance Now
Cryptopsy The Unspoken King
Cute Is What We Aim For Rotation
Dance Gavin Dance Acceptance Speech
David Guetta Nothing but the Beat
David Hasselhoff Night Rocker
Diggy The First Flight
dredg Chuckles & Mr. Squeezy
Eminem Encore
Froggy Fresh Money Maker
Green Day 21st Century Breakdown
Green Day ¡UNO!
silly bj, you're supposed to put the x's on the back of your hands, not your eyes
Hampden HipSTARZ Secrets of Hampden
High School Musical High School Musical 2
Hollywood Undead American Tragedy
Jon Mess Defying Gravity
Jonas Brothers Jonas L.A.
Justin Bieber Never Say Never : The Remixes
Justin Bieber Under the Mistletoe
Kesha Cannibal
Kesha Warrior
Kreayshawn Somethin' 'Bout Kreay
Lil Wayne Tha Carter IV
Major League The Truth Is...
Make Me Famous It's Now or Never
Maroon 5 Overexposed
MetaL BrotherS Thunders - Demo
Metallica St. Anger
Motley Crue Girls, Girls, Girls
Nickelback Here and Now
OK Go Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky
Owl City All Things Bright And Beautiful
Owl City The Midsummer Station
Paris Hilton Paris
Rise Against Endgame
Scare Don't Fear Blinded
Hey, remember when Nu-Metal died and how we were all so thankful for it?
Star Wars Christmas in the Stars
Sum 41 Screaming Bloody Murder
The Black Eyed Peas The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies)
The Black Eyed Peas The Beginning
The Lonely Island The Wack Album
The Naked Brothers Band The Naked Brothers Band
The Script #3
Torsofuck As Semen Blends with Rot
Train California 37
Tyga #BitchImTheShit
Tyga Careless World: Rise of the Last King
This is the worst rap album I've heard in a while. Tyga's vocal delivery is very odd (in the
worst possible way) most of the time, it hardly sounds like it's his real voice. It really
gets in the way of his songs because his voice can barely carry a good hook or even a verse.
His beats are absolutely pathetic (sometimes barely noticeable), his rhythms and rhymes are
constantly awkward, and his lyrics are just plain awful. Few songs have a notable
climax (making the songs incredibly stale halfway through). The album opener is
misleadingly passable however the singles Rack City and Faded are repetitive as fuck. To
make things worse, he is so boring like holy fuck, I fell asleep listening to this.
Waking the Cadaver Demo
Wang Chung Mosaic
We The Kings Sunshine State of Mind Songs About Girls

Blink-182 Take Off Your Pants And Jacket

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